Sunday, May 11, 2014

Don't ask. Seven babies in six days. O and a midwifery conference Lynn organized and I spoke at. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha (breathe)hahahahahahahahahahahah.

And Lynn leaves for 4 days on Wednesday and there are a lot of babies yet to appear.

My student and I are delirious. After we forgot to bring the baby scale with us to a home visit, she said, "I feel so sad..." and that was the funniest thing I had ever heard. I almost crashed the car I was laughing so hard.

Pathetic really.

I have a new bed with a new mattress that is the most comfortable and beautiful piece of furniture I have ever seen/felt/experienced etc. I want to marry my bed. Even if all I can do is lie on top with all my clothes on.

Today is mother's day so of course a mom is in labor. Lynn is at the birth and I'm in the aforementioned bed. But. There are home visits to do and today is dance day. I'm going even though I might only have the strength to lie down.

The beautiful men from Burkina Faso moved in a new ie used washer and dryer into my new basement. As they were fiddling away with plugs and hoses and the like, I got a call to a birth. Trying to explain to them that I had to leave urgently, I said, I'm a midwife, I catch babies, what do you call I midwife in your country. The taller beautiful man Isaac said "sage femme". So yay! This sage femme has gotta jet!!! and I barely made it. I think they thought I was a crazy American. We are, by the way, rushing around like we do.

Off to see a new baby, walk the dog and go to hippy dance church.

Happy Mother's Day, one and all.

3 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

That sounds like the perfect Mother's Day to me. You ARE a sage femme. One of the sagest femmes I know.
Happy dancing, happy babies, happy day.
Loving you...M

beth coyote said...

Loving you too, dearest Mary.

Betsy said...

Sage femme fer shure!! Is marrying one's bed legal in this state, like everything else? Because I want to do that too.
xoxoox
B